Perspectives on Lymphedema
Lymphedema is a chronic condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid, leading to swelling and discomfort. It occurs when the lymphatic system is unable to function properly due to blockages or damage. Symptoms include persistent swelling, restricted movement, recurrent infections, and skin changes. Treatment options include manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, exercise, and sometimes surgery. Early detection and intervention are crucial for effective management and improved quality of life for patients with lymphedema.